An Investigation into the Development and Adoption of Technologies, Policies, and Methods for Improving Fleet Fuel Performance

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

04/01/06

END DATE

06/30/07

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE, MTC
SPONSORS

Midwest Transportation Consortium

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Carlo D. Smith

Missouri State University

About the research

The dramatic rise in fuel prices and growing environmental concerns are pressing freight transportation companies to pursue new systems and methods to improve fuel efficiency and reduce their environmental impact. While select major carriers appear to be leading efforts to adopt technologies that support a dramatic improvement in fuel performance, there appears to be little understanding as to the breadth and depth of efforts being taken by the broader motor carrier community, consisting of over 20,000 companies of all sizes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of adoption of technologies and policies to support improved fuel efficiency among motor carrier fleets.


Funding Sources:
Midwest Transportation Consortium

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